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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
. collision at sea. a u.s. navy cruiser rams a nuclear-powered submarine during exercises off the east coast. how could this have happened? >>> mama oprah. the queen of all media talks about being mother to 19 girls. oprah winfrey opening up in an exclusive interview about her emotional journey with the first graduating class of her south african academy, and she also discusses the future of her cable network, own. >>> and royal treatment. she's the 16-year-old who beat a potentially lethal flesh-eating bacteria, and this morning, the moving honor her classmates have bestowed upon her. >>> and good morning, everyone. we are counting down to the next presidential debate. round two of the prize fight between president obama and mitt romney will be a battle for momentum in the final weeks before election day. we'll look at who's got the advantage heading into tuesday night. >> give you a sense of the stakes here, president obama taking four days off the trail hunkering down for debate prep. we'll get into that with jake tapper coming up. >>> also, he's the austrian daredevil getting ready
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- october surprise. have the u.s. and iran cut a deal to hold the first one-on-one nuclear talks ever? the timing is interesting. the final presidential debate focus on foreign policy is tomorrow. >>> nasty neighbor caught on camera. a man now faces charges after neighbors say they videotaped him vandalizing cars. >>> the plunge at the pump. as election day nears, those high gas prices are suddenly starting to go way down. >>> and clooney in court. hollywood superstar dragged into a sex scandal. >>> we're all enjoying the music on this sunday morning. good morning, everybody. bianna and ron both off today. we're very happy, however, to have sharyn alfonsi and linsey davis joining us on her birthday. >> happy birthday. >>> some sad breaking news. form former senator george mcgovern has died. he ran for president in 1972. we'll take a look in his long career in politics this morning. >>> 16 days until the election. one day until the third and final presidential debate. this morning, so many questions. how will this big headline about iran pla
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am PDT
responsibility for the deadly attack in libya. that killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. we'll hear from her in just a few moments. this has been a big political football on capitol hill. >> absolutely. >> and go game-on, people. we're inside for the audition of the male model for one of everybody's favorite game shows. "the price is right." for this guy, get ready to meet rob, everybody. >>> let's get right to the big debate. >> thank you, lara. >> i cannot wait to meet rob. just 21 days to go. the pressure this on time on president obama. it's "your voice your vote." jake tapper is at hofstra where the candidates will square off tonight. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, president obama for the first time referred to the race as tied, although according to some polls, mitt romney has a slight lead. it makes the second debate far more important than president obama probably could have ever anticipated. president obama is right now hunkered down at this luxurious virginia golf resort, taking only an occasional though much needed
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
lambasting the policy tour in the middle east. saying that the u.s. has been dismissive and derisive. >> we have freed other nations from dictators. >> reporter: but the most talked about and tweeted line of the night, came as the president criticized romney for saying the u.s. naval fleet should be larger, lecturing him on the military. >> we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. we have these things call aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have ships that go under water, nuclear submarines. and so, the question is not a game of battleship, where we're counting ships. >> reporter: horses and bayonets, now a line republicans are using to paint president obama as anti-navy. for romney, perhaps the strongest moment, george, came when he talked about creating jobs in the u.s., pivoting from the subject of the debate. and of course, both candidates will be talking about the economy and jobs in the u.s. in this last marathon dash, 14 days, in about 8 or 9 battleground states. >> and the foreign policy on
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> and new information this morning about that attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that did kill the u.s. ambassador. abc news has retained a memo that raised questions about whether the state department rejected warnings from its own staff. jake tapper joins us this morning with those details. good morning, jake. >> good morning to you, josh. that's right, this memo details all the way that they thought the operations were vital. and the commander told me he wanted to stay past august and ambassador chris stevens wanted them to stay as well. >> reporter: in the memo obtained exclusively by abc news, the embassy in libya did not mince words requesting that the state department keep the 16-member security support team in the country. quite simply, we cannot maintain our existing levels of embassy operations without a continued support team present, the memo says. that request was granted. after that, security in libya deteriorated further with western target attacks. now the commander of the security team tells me his team wanted to stay past august and that ambassador stevens wan
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
explosive stories about global hot spots, such as "the new york times" reporting that the u.s., for the first time, has agreed in principle to unilateral talks about iran and its nuclear program. and the diplomatic outpost in benghazi, libya. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terrorism. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir -- he did call it an act of terrorism. >> reporter: a scene that provided tension in real life. and laughs on "saturday night live." >> i'm willing to bet here and now that you have never, in your life, even once used the phrase "terrorist act." >> get the transcript. get 'em. >> governor, he has in fact used the phrase "terrorist act." >> candy, no, no, no. candy, no. [ laughter ] >> i'm afraid he did. >> candy, please. >> reporter: the candidates spent the weekend in intense debate prep. the president reviewing briefing materials and doing debate prep at camp david. mitt romney prepped, as well, though he also dined with his family at a diner in delray beach. after coaching his staff before game of flag foot
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
mostly under control. >>> we're learning more about the killing of a u.s. border patrol agent along the mexico/arizona border on tuesday. nicholas ivie, a husband and father of two children. cecilia vega is there along the border. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: josh, good morning. this is one of the famous drug trafficking corridors. for that reason, investigators suspect what happened to agent ivie could be connected to narco trafficking. just three miles from the u.s./mexico border remains a crime scene. the land so rugged, so steep, helicopters have joined the federal officers hunting for whatever killed border patrol agent nicholas ivie. >> nick ivie died in the line of duty. >> reporter: two others on patrol with ivie made it out alive. one agent was shot twice but is expected to survive. another, uninjured. this dangerous stretch of border is known for human trafficking and drug smuggling. the flow of drugs is so pu pervasive, traffickers called it cocaine alley. border patrol agents are remembering one of their own. while his wife mourns her husband, and father of two yo
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
times" reported that the u.s. for the first time has agreed in principle to unilateral talks about iran in the nuclear talks. and the diplomatic outpost in benef benghazi, libya. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the act in benghazi an act of terrorism. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact call it an act of terrorism. >> reporter: a scene that provided tension. and last on "saturday night live." >> i'm willing to bet here and now that you have never, in your life, even once used the phrase terrorist act. >> get the transcript. >> governor, he has in fact used the phrase "terrorist act." >> candy, no, no, no. [ laughter ] >> i'm afraid he did. >> candy, please. >> reporter: the candidates spent the weekend in intense debate prep, the candidates reviewing materials and the president at camp david. romney did as well, but dined with his family at a diner in delray beach. and a game of flag football. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> after tonight, of course, it is the homestretch race. the obama team thinks they can eke out a vi
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the u.s. team at the ryder cup in chicago. let the groans fly, people. all the americans had to do is win 4 out of 12 singles matches sunday in front of a raucous crowd in medinah, just outside of chicago. falling painfully short losing to the europeans, 14 1/2 to 13 1/2. europe's top player rory mcelroy almost didn't make it to the tee time. he was watching the golf channel in his hotel. he was actually in central time. got there with minutes to spare. still managed to win his match as did virtually everyone else. >> i know. my husband was walking around and groaning. >> it was a catatonic afternoon. >>> and a race to the white house and a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning shows president obama has a narrow lead just before the first crucial debate coming up this wednesday. in a moment, we're going to have former california governor schwarzenegger schwarzenegger weigh in on all of this but it is "your voice your vote" and abc's david muir is here with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this is a tight race, in fact the new poll shows president obama leads j
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> good morning tou, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thousands remain without power in our area, baltimore, anne arundel county and hartford counties make up the bulk of those outages. if your power goes out, you should definitely call bge. here's the number. and, remember, that all dead traffic signals, treat them as four-way stops. >>> there are still quite a few school closings to tell you about today. all schools in ploor city are closed, -- baltimore city are closed but essential staff must report. 18 schools in baltimore county are closed, 17 schools in anne arundel county are closed and one school in howard county is closed for the day. s
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
, first time since march. >>> two more u.s. service members have been killed in action in afghanistan. they were killed by insurgents in the eastern part of that country bringing the death toll this year to at least 257 americans. >>> and a navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life in afghanistan was honored on saturday, the navy's newest ship, "uss michael murphy." it is named for the first awarded the medal of honor during that war in afghanistan. murphy was killed trying to save fellow s.e.a.l.s during an ambush back in 2005. >>> nearly two dozen people injured when a bus overturned in new jersey saturday. the bus traveling from toronto, canada, to new york went off an exit ramp sliding down an embankment br stopping finally on its side. eight of the passengers were critically injured but none considered life-threatening. police believe the bus driver was driving too fast. >>> finally here's something any football fan, he will well, any bratwurst fan would want at their tailgate. this is, check this out -- the world's largest or rather longest bratwurst, wisconsin supermarket set the record
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Oct 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> there's other news. >>> good morning, everyone. another potential attack on a u.s. embassy may have be thwarted. 11 people have been arrested on atta attacks, including the american embassy in jakarta. >>> new details on the tragic story of the new york city nanny who allegedly killed two young children, family and friends of that nanny that she had been unraveling in recent months. ortega is still in the hospital with self-inflicted knife wounds >>> the young man known as the victim number one in the jerry sandusky sexual abuse scandal is speaking out on bullying. he was trying to help to put an end to bullying and help other abuse victims come forward. jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant coach was sentenced up to 60 years in prison for his crimes. >>> seven people were injured when a town car crashed in los angeles. none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. police said that the driver thought he was in reverse when he accelerated instead. >>> san francisco giants are one win away from winning the world series. the giants scored early runs last night an
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Oct 20, 2012 8:00am EDT
, according to the u.s. anti-doping agency, was allegedly into the drug use, wrote a blog post, damaging by with what it didn't say. there's things i cannot say. his choices were and are his. and mine are mine. and they haven't always been pretty. i'm sorry if this is disappointing to you. at the livestrong event, those hoping to hear an apology were met by the kind of signoff that gives no indication that one is even remotely one is in the works. >> let's have a hell of a good time tonight. >> reporter: for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> no apology whatsoever. >>> now, to the race for president, which is quickly becoming a thorny numbers game. it's "your voice, your vote." only 17 days until the election. and two days until that final debate. and this morning, the latest polls are painting a confusing and ominous picture. could we be heading towards a mixed, muddled outcome that would throw our political system into turmoil? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: this morning, the polls are all over the map. mitt romney is leading
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Oct 13, 2012 8:00am EDT
economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that group
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
have been reported. >>> meanwhile, an attack at a busy border crossing between the u.s. and canada has left a canadian border agent fighting for her life today. she was shot in the neck by a man who turned the gun on himself. the shooting closed the peace arch crossing in washington state. police are trying to figure out why the man pulled up and opened fire. >>> another clean-energy start-up that received big money from the federal government, has gone belly-up. a123 systems has filed for bankruptcy. it had a shop in michigan and has received about half of that money. >>> and a dramatic sight in san francisco bay. take a look as an $8 million catamaran, training for america's cup race, breaking in capsized and breaking into pieces. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt here. again, a scary scene. but everybody's all right. >> astonishing video. >> that is. josh, thanks very much. >>> on to the big news for beyonce. the superstar posted this picture on her personal website tuesday. and football fans know what that date means. super bo super bowl 2013. ♪ oh, say can you see >> rep
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. >> when people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking, there were no protests. why did that go on for weeks? >> that's what we were told by the intelligence community. >> it's indicative of a broader problem. that what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >> reporter: score one for ryan there. but when ryan slammed the administration's $800 billion stimulus bill, biden was ready with this. >> sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin. we sent millions of dollars. you know -- >> you did ask for stimulus money, correct? >> sure he did. >> for two occasions, we advocated for constituents applying for grants. that's what we do. >> i love that. this is such a bad program. and he writes me a letter saying, the reason we need this stimulus, it will create growth and jobs. his words. >> reporter: unlike the president, biden slammed ryan over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turne
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
-shared term on facebook in the u.s. yesterday in the aftermath of the storm, we are okay. >> i love that. >> fantastic. how about that? >> beautiful words to hear in these times. >>> finally, from the four zoos in the path of hurricane sandy here in new york, good news. officials say not a single animal was injured due to the storm. even the coney island's acquiq m aquarium's latest newest resident. he was fine through the storm. the 236-pound orphan arrived two weeks ago. he is requiring around the clock nursing to get him back to health. the aquarium and the zoos all expected to remain closed until repas to the structures can be made. >> that is good news. all of the new york parks will be closed for a couple more days. >>> sam made it outside again. let's get some weather. >> telling everybody to huddle up and keep the cool breeze off me. where are you ladies from? >> california. >> california. you do feel the chill. what's going on down there? seven girls and what? seven days, three girls. i had seven girls in a hotel room. the story is very different now. tell me your name. >>
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
, good morning, everyone. >>> another potential attack on a u.s. embassy may have been thwarted and police in indonesia say they have arrested 11 people suspected of planning attacks on a range of domestic and foreign targets in jakarta. mriz seized bombs, explosives and ammunition. >>> new details of the new york city nanny who allegedly killed two young children. friends and relatives of that nanny say that ortega had been unraveling complaining of money troubles, losing weight and seeking psychiatric help. ortega is still in the hospital with self-inflicted knife wounds. she's not yet been charged. >>> and the young man known as victim number one in the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal is speaking out against bullying. aaron fisher spoke at a rally saturday outside the pennsylvania high school that he was bullied out of last year. he was trying to help put an end to bullying. he is trying to put an end to bullying and help other abuse victims come forward. sandusky, the former penn state football assistant coach, was sentenced up to 60 years in prison for his crimes. >>> and seve
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
customers. going back and forth on the shuttles on delta and u.s. air. as you see, the ramps are completely empty. so are the gates. the planes have all gone out of here. they're flown away. part of the 7,000 cancellations along the eastern seaboard today. it's affecting the flights all over the country. so it really is a problem. it paralyzing the entire nation's aviation corridors. because of what happens on the east coast. also, amtrak and grayhound bus lines have called off service that way last all the way till friday. let's go back now to sam. >> thanks, jim. by the way, jim, we want to rerack the piece on the coastal area and just show you the trouble that matt gutman got into. standing close to the shoreline. he was timing those waves out. watching that water move in. he's been in these situations a lot, by the way. and even caught him. so our people are now being pulled off the shoreline now. we're pulling up. we're getting into a safer location. this say perfect opportunity for us to tell you that we are out covering a storm. a storm unlike one we've ever seen before. a
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
slowing down because of uncertainty about fiscal policies here in the u.s. and in europe. one says, risks for slowdown are alarmingly high, end quote. >>> there's been a break in a murder case that shocked people in southern texas. david hartley, gun downed by mexican criminals. mexican authorities have arrested salvador martinez in connection with his death. he is one of several drug lords captured or killed in recent days. >>> a horrifying highway accident in china. a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas in an explosion. five people were killed in the blast. it destroyed seven cars and trucks. >>> and surprising news in the fight against alzheimer's this morning. researchers say an experimental drug called solanezumab slowed the progression of the disease. it's the first time a drug has showed such promise. but doctors caution that more study is needed. >>> it would be a great topic for an abc show "what would you do?" look at this. a cab driver in las vegas found something unusual in his backseat. a bag stuffed with $221,000. in cash. so what did he do? well, adam woldemarim tu
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
overboard by a violent wave on sunday. then, a welcome sight. the outstretched arm of dan todd of the u.s. coast guard. with two rescuers towing, the crew members one to one to rescue survivors. >> it's like a washing machine. 20-foot to 30-foot waves in that wind. >> reporter: earlier, workers found claudene christian floating. >> if she goes down with the ship, she was happy. but i know she was happy. >> reporter: the ship's captain, robin walbridge, is still missing. why a distress call to the coast guard, at 9:00 p.m. sunday night, may have been rescinded. the crew had been onboard the ship for seven hours. >> i told my husband, they were kind of worried that they won't want to lose the ship. that resonated with me. >> reporter: the ship built for the 1962 "mutiny on the bounty." but her owner, said the main purpose was for a total museum. >> we saved her from the graveyard once. and to have her go like this is just heart wrenching. >> reporter: this morning, the coast guard is investigating why this attempt to save the "hms bounty" from hurricane sandy, turned into a frantic rescue m
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
jon stewart." and agreed that the u.s. response to the deadly attack in libya was, and i quote, not optimal. >>> and good news about the young pakistani girl that was shot in the head by the taliban because she was fighting for the right to go to school. her doctors now say, that that woman, malala yousafzai, has stood up for the first time since the attack. is starting to write again. she asked what country she is in. but they admit that malala does face a long recovery ahead. cautious optimism to be sure. >>> in colorado, a new development in the search for the killer of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police are looking into a possible link between jessica's murder and the attempted abduction of a woman on memorial day weekend, less than one mile from jessica's home. and for the first time, they've released a description of the suspect. a light-skinned male. as young as 18 years old. between 5'6" and 5'8" inches tall. >>> and a stretch of interstate near the oklahoma/kansas border, shut down during a massive dust storm is reopened this morning. swirling dust, causing blackout condi
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Oct 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- october surprise. have the u.s. and iran cut a deal to hold the first one-on-one nuclear talks ever? the timing is interesting. . the final presidential debate focuses on foreign policy tomorrow. >>> nasty neighbor caught on camera. a man now faces charges after neighbors they say they video taped him vandalizing cars. >>> the plunge at the pump. as election day nears, those high gas prices are suddenly to go way down. >>> and clooney in court. a text scandal. >>> good morning, everybody. bianna and ron both off today. we're very happy however to have sharyn alfonso and linsey davis onboard. a birthday for linsey davis. >> happy birthday. >> thank you for spending it with us. >>> we do have some news this morning. 16 days until the election. one day until the third and final presidential debate. this morning, how many questions. how will this big head line about iran play in the debate? can it shift the dynamic once again? an extremely tight race. >>> also this morning -- attention shoppers. we'll show you what happened when a driver deci
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
headlines to talk about. after the third hottest summer on record, the u.s. is getting a quick turnaround with winter-like air. look that snow. so many people across the country waking up to a big chill right now. over the weekend, hundreds of lows. sam, the man of the hour, has been tracking is overnight. >> good morning, amy, thank you very much. the chill this weekend, so cold, as a matter of fact, temperatures in the 20s that minnesota was able to make snow and open ski resorts. yep, at least put a little patch on the ground. we got about an inch of snow in the mountains of vermont and new hampshire as well. so take a look at the temperatures and drop down. know that that 32 degrees in tulsa is remarkable. 15 in sioux city, 6 in laramie. in dallas, highs getting into the 50s. this is a real reach for this deep cold air. and it starts to swing east. it's not just the middle of the country and the great lakes that will be feeling those temperatures over the next couple of days, we're moderating that but the chill under way now. take a look at the number of states -- 2206 them under fros
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
the hospital along the u.s./mexico border overnight in arizona. we have the latest on this breaking story for our viewers in the west. >>> swimming with tigers. you heard that right. tigers. watch as these performers get up close and personal with these massive predators. how it's creating a scary splash. >> oh! >> and buckle up! he's tried to eat his own wrist cast, run for president, and tackled at the emmys. now, he's about to get wild and crazy in times square. stephen colbert is getting ready right now to make over "gma." >> i'm going to make "good morning america" the best morning america. ♪ >>> and stephen colbert joining team robin. we are all braced for that, as you know, robin is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. lara is off. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. these are pictures right now from hong kong. horrific ferry collision there. 37 dead right now. the crew of the ferry has been arrested. we're going to have the details in that coming up. >> what an amazing disaster. >>> we also have an astonishing car accident caught on tape. one of the world's most expensi
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
was arriving to the u.s. from japan. police say harris was carrying a smoke grenade similar to this one, strong enough to fill an entire plane with smoke. as well as a gas mask, billy clubs filled with lead, covered in leather, knives and a hatchet, all, police say, neatly packed in his bags. >> the possibilities are endless as far as what he could have done to it and what he was going to do to it. >> reporter: agents found a collection of other tools fit for a horror movie. body bags, duct tape, handcuffs, leg irons, a protective suit. even oven mitts and cooking tongs. federal investigators want to know how that suitcase made it on the plane. >> it had to go through screenings in those countries to get on the plane. why it didn't raise any suspicion with screeners, we're still trying to figure out. >> reporter: in fact, police say the only reason harris was finally stopped was because a customs agent noticed he was wearing a bullet-proof vest under his trench coat. along with flame-retardant leggings and knee pads. harris, sheern in sketches from his appearance in federal court on
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
responsibilility for the deadly attack in liby that killed the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. we'll hear from her in just a few moments. a big political football on capitol hill. >> absolutely. and go game-on, people. we're in the first edition of the male model for one of everybody's favorite game shows. "the price is right." >>> the big debate. >> thank you, lara. >> i cannot wait to meet rob. just 21 days to go. the pressure on the president this time. jake tapper is at hofstra where the candidates are square off. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. president obama referred to the race as tied. but in some polls, mitt romney has a slight lead. it makes the second debate far more important than president obama could have anticipated. president obama is hunred down at this luxurious golf resort, taking an occasional break from his debate prep, with a stroll around the rolling greens. this is how serious the president is about his debate prep. he left his golf clubs at the white house. mitt romney's mock debate is played by ohio rob se
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
banking system. u.s. officials say iranian hackers have struck again. this time, disrupting the websites of capital one websites and bb&t. this joins several other banks that have been hit. service has been disrupted. no money has the been stolen. but the hackers are threatening more attacks today. >>> and new details this morning about security at the u.s. consulate in libya before last month's deadly attack. reuters is reporting that a little-known british firm chosen by the state department hired libyan guards with little or no experience. two of whom were later accused of throwing a bomb into the u.s. compound back in april. >>> meanwhile, here at home, we learned overnight, the wildfire you see here is threatening some 100 homes in santa barbara, california. it's about half contained. fire crews have made progress and have lifted dozens of evacuation orders. that is good news. >>> also in california, four mechanics working at the burbank airport got the surprise of their lives, when they started working in the back of a private 747. the weight in balance, tipped the tail back. poppe
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
missing this rning. you are looking at a photograph that was tweeted by the u.s. can coast guard. and it's incredible looking. you can see just the top of ñrt ship sticking out from the ocean water. this as it continues to sink into the water. 16 people were onboard the bounty when it started taking on water. 14 people made it to lifeboats. the captain and the other crew member, they were tossed from the ship by a giant wave. the owner of the ship is t(a ma named robert hanson. he says he is devastated by the loss of life and the jfloss xdo the replica ship. >> i've just spent my çólife, y know, rebuilding this ship. we t(saved her from literally t graveyard once. and to have her go like this is just heart wrenching. >> now hanson says that the captain was aware of the storm and has been sailing on the bounty for more than 20 years. >>> all right, we want to take a look at the weather here. i know that a lot of you are wondering, i heard the wind, i heard the rain s that the -- rain, is that the last Ñiof it? and then you see more rain. we're going to get to that in a minute.
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
of objections by the united states. officials say the u.s. government is worried that weapons like shoulder-fired missiles could end up in the hands of terrorists. >>> and meanwhile, syrian president bashar assad made a rare appearance this saturday, the first time he was seen out of his palace since back in march. >>> two more u.s. service members have been killed in action in afghanistan. they were killed by insurgents in the eastern part of that country bringing the death toll this year to at least 257 americans. >>> and a navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life in afghanistan was honored on saturday. the navy's newest ship, the "uss michael murphy," it was commissioned in new york city. the destroyer is named for the first awarded the medal of honor during that war in afghanistan. murphy was killed trying to save fellow s.e.a.l.s during an ambush back in 2005. >>> and nearly two dozen people were injured when a bus overturned in new jersey saturday. the bus traveling from toronto, canada, to new york went off an exit ramp sliding down an embankment before stopping finally on its side.
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
hurricane sandy moves up the coast, it will meet up with an arctic front moving across the u.s. and get extra support from the jet stream, with a blast of arctic air from the north. three elements colliding over the country's most populated corridor. this is exactly what steers that storm system. right now, the idea is that sandy will continue to weaken as it moves up the atlantic seaboard. but this front has a tendency to draw systems toward it. any cold front kind of does. it looks like this system will get so far and then try to make a little hook in. that hook will be anywhere from the delmarva peninsula to the new york long island area right there. we believe this storm system will be a hybrid storm by the time it moves there. and the forecast models are kind of agreeing with that. you remember, a couple of days ago, they were laying it all out toward the atlantic. one or two still do. but most of them in the trusted models will curve this thing in as we get to monday and tuesday of next week. making a big rainmaker, some flooding. some gusting winds. a lot of trees down, a lot of
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
program to help inmates. >> u.s. department of justice choosing the county as one ofsix jurisdiction to participate called fran significance from jail to community. >> during the next 2 1/2 years the howard county detention senter will work with consultants to try to keep former offenders out of the system altogether. justice department has 17 applicants hoping to take part. >> time for a check on. the weather. meteorologist lynette charles has how things are shaping up. >> good morning. we are looking good. plenty ofshon across the area. a great day to take long walk and lunch. the sunshine will stick around all day long. temperatures in baltimore at 6 3. a dew point of 54. so that means we have dry air in place. not dealing with humidity like yesterday. and the day before. the hour by hour forecast looks like this by lunchtime. 78 mostly sunny skies a nice afternoon with a high coming in right around 81. and the 7-day forecast brings cooler weather heading into sunday and rain. now lauren cook. >> reporter: we have dealing with several accidents in west baltimore a crash on hilton
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
the u.s. consulate in libya last month. they've killed ambassador chris stevens and others. this is according to turkish media. a state department e-mail shows that diplomats in libya had requested more security before the attack. but were denied that request. >>> and concerns over a meningitis outbreak has spread to nearly half the country. 35 cases are confirmed in these 6 states. the suspected cause of the outbreak, tainted steroid shots, were shipped to 23 states. the shot came from a massachusetts pharmacy, which has been shut down. >>> and a stunning spike in the price of gas overnight in california, where a gallon will now cost you almost $6 in some areas. that's because of a shortage being blamed on a refinery fire and pipeline problems. nationally, the average sits at $3.78 a gallon. >>> american airlines, grounding dozens of its 757s again, so it can repair seats that have been coming loose in mid-flight. the airline is changing a bolt that holds the seats down. says the problem should be solved this weekend. >>> and finally, a little girl in san jose, desperate to find he
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